Greenway Speaker Series: Mirna Valerio

March 19, 2022

Anne Springs Close Greenway Speaker Series

March 19, 2022

Greenway Gateway Lawn at Lake Haigler Entrance

$23 per person; 20% discount for members

The Anne Springs Close Greenway presents Mirna 'The Mirnavator' Valerio for its first Greenway Speaker Series event of 2022.

Mirna is a former educator, cross-country coach, ultrarunner, obstacle course enthusiast and author of the recently published memoir, A Beautiful Work in Progress. Although she began running in high school, she recommitted to the sport after a health scare in 2008. It was then that her love for running and all its attendant benefits were reignited. She soon started blogging at Fatgirlrunning, about her experiences as a larger woman in a world of thinner athletes. Mirna's athletic story was featured in the Wall Street Journal, Runner’s World, on the NBC Nightly News, CNN, on the CW Network and in the viral REI-produced documentary short, The Mirnavator. Her writing has been featured in Women’s Running Magazine, Self Magazine Online, Outside Online and Runner's World Magazine. Most recently, she was chosen as a 2018 National Geographic Adventurer of the Year.

Please note:
Participants need to bring a chair or blanket. The Gateway Canteen will be serving a full menu. Copies of Mirna's memoir, A Beautiful Work in Progress, will be available for purchase inside the Greenway Gateway beginning in February (while supplies last) to give attendees time to read prior to the event.

Event Schedule:

Saturday, March 19
4-5pmOutdoor live music begins
5pmMirna speaks
5:45-6pmAudience Q&A
6-6:45pmBook signing
6-8pmOutdoor live music